Botanical Name: ‘Peggy Martin’ Rose
Common Name: Peggy Martin Rose, Katrina Rose
Description: One reason I love roses so much is the history behind their names/breeding/etc. The Peggy Martin rose is no exception. The original Peggy Martin rose survived two weeks of salt water flooding after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast areas. She is named after the woman who owned the original rose. Click here: “The Peggy Martin Rose”, to read the whole, very interesting story.
Peggy Martin is a typical rose in that she needs lots and lots of sun to grow. She needs supplemental water during times of drought. She’s a climber, so she’ll grow 15-20′ tall. She’s perfect to grow over an arbor, fence, or even up the side of a building. Heavy bloom of medium-pink roses in the spring, with a secondary bloom in the fall. The canes are thornless, but the backs of the leaves have prickles. The blooms are semi-double to double and bloom in clusters. Very disease resistant. Own root grown. Fragrant.
This plant in 3-gallon containers is 2-3′ tall and wide.
Interesting Tidbit: The entire story of the Peggy Martin Rose is an interesting tidbit. Be sure to click that link above to read about it.
Hardiness Zones 5 – 11